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Friday, 18 February 2011

Getting messy with powders and inks

I've been playing with embossing powders, Mica powders and Distress inks. Thought I'd make a few flowers from pattern paper, then I got carried away, adding glaze and antique gold mica powder.
I also had a go at embossing on to patterned paper and decided to put them together to make a card. This distressed, grungy look is totally out of my comfort zone, but I do like playing around.

These roses are made using punched patterned paper shapes, sprayed with mica spray, then cut down into various size bits ,embossed and glued together. The little ones were very fiddly. I then added glaze and dipped them in gold mica powder. They look so much nicer in real life, like they've been dipped in molten gold, the photo makes them just look dirty.
Many of you probably already know how to make these, but if not, let me know if you want detailed instructions and I'll do a tutorial.

This stamp is Agapanthus Cluster from Stampendous, stamped on to pattern paper, K and Co, and embossed in white. The background is the same stamp not embossed.
Everything was distressed and inked to within an inch of its life, I always go a bit over board once I get started.
I am going to enter this card into these challenges;
Stamp with fun - sketch by Emmi41 - I flipped it though, hope you dont mind.
The ABC challenge - Team A - O is for Old fashioned
Simon says stamp - Make your own embellishments
Paperplay - Add shine
Secret crafter - A Stamped flower

12 comments:

sari said...

What a gorgoeus card!! Love the flowers you have made...the bow looks great and everything...is just sooo lovely! Thanks for joining us at The ABC Challenge this week!
/Sari

Bea said...

What a great card, and I really liked the roses with the glacing and gold :o)

Have a nice weekend

Hugs from Bea

Curlybear said...

Wow amazing creation, and beautiful colours

thanks for sharing with us at Secret Crafter: 121 A Stamped Flower

Good luck with the challenge,
Hugs Bridget :) x.
SCSC DT

Suzilou said...

Stunning card and I love those flowers, have watched them being made on create and craft and I know how beautifull they look, just not had the nerve to try them hehe :)

Helen said...

Beautiful card!
Thanks for joining us at the SCSC!
Helen x

Cecelia said...

I absolutley love that flower! It is sooo pretty! I am going to need to try that technique sometime. Great card! Thank you for playing along over at ABC Challenge this week;0)

Hugs x
Cecelia B

Deirdre said...

Beautiful. Thank you for joining us on Paperplay this week.♥

The Crafty Den said...

What a beautiful card. The image and papers are just wonderful. Thanks for sharing with us at stamp with fun challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x

Ren-Yi said...

What a superb "experiment." You really pulled off great shine with that glaze on your flowers! Thanks for playing with us at the PaperPlay Challenges.

Kathy said...

Right away I could tell you make your own flowers and they are just beautiful. Great card :)Thanks for playing along with us at Simon Says Stamp Challenge. :)

nicoleqmullen said...

Stunning card, love the colours and those flowers look simply amazing!! Thanks so much for playing along with Paperplay this week!

debby4000 said...

Oh what a gorgeous card Sue fabulous details.
luv
Debby

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